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Old 12-04-2016, 02:30 AM   #1
MAB85
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Creating Bootable Devices


I usually have to go to a regular Window's computer to get a boot disk made. I would really like to know the easiest way to do it on here, to get it on dvd or usb flash drive making it boot any system and also getting systems back to windows if need be. LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro New to LinuxQuestions.org? Been a long time member but never made a post? Introduce yourself here.LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro New to LinuxQuestions.org? Been a long time member but never made a post? Introduce yourself here. Im proud to be a part of this and anything I can provide help with, just let me know! All help I receive is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-04-2016, 03:33 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to the forum

Please note that this particular forum is for introductions only. I have requested a moderator move this thread to an appropriate forum.

Regards...
 
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Old 12-04-2016, 03:46 AM   #3
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Hello. What web-searches have you tried? Here's a suggestion:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...ns.html#before
Please also *edit* your Post #1 (to remove extraneous Forum heading copy+paste twice).
Best wishes.
 
Old 12-04-2016, 06:20 AM   #4
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Sounds to me like the OP is looking for a live distro, but his/her post is not clear enough to be of any help.

Last edited by fatmac; 12-04-2016 at 06:21 AM.
 
Old 12-05-2016, 06:23 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome back to LQ.

Agreed that we need a bit more info.
 
Old 12-05-2016, 09:12 PM   #6
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I usually have to go to a regular Window's computer to get a boot disk made. I would really like to know the easiest way to do it on here, to get it on dvd or usb flash drive making it boot any system and also getting systems back to windows if need be.
The easiest way is to burn the Linux distribution of your choice onto a CD/DVD or a flash drive by using Unetbootin.

To make it boot 'any system' simply go into the pc's BIO's and set the machine to either CD/DVD (the CDROM drive) or set to USB in the boot priority.

To boot back into Windows shut down the pc unplug the flash drive and upon your next boot your machine will boot back into Windows.

Do you have a particular distribution in mind?
 
Old 12-06-2016, 12:47 PM   #7
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[for write any bootable system on usb you can use this commands work well for me

to see usb dir

Code:
fdisk -l
Format usb

Code:
mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/sdb
ifyou whant format with ext.4

Code:
mkfs.ext.4 /dev/sdb
can be /dev/sdc depends what fdisk -l output is

to write on usb use dd command

Code:
dd bs=16G if=/path/to/iso of=/dev/sdb status=progress && sync
bs-16G amount of space on usb drive

this metod works on any distro

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Old 12-07-2016, 07:13 AM   #8
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Bootable USB

this would be my solution

https://etcher.io/
 
Old 12-07-2016, 07:15 AM   #9
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A dream come true for photographers

CAPTURE EVERY PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH;

http://www.kodak.com/consumer/produc...a/default.htm#


KODAK EKTRA

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Old 12-07-2016, 07:21 AM   #10
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CAPTURE EVERY PRECIOUS MOMENTS WITH;

http://www.kodak.com/consumer/produc...a/default.htm#


KODAK EKTRA
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:00 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by MAB85 View Post
I usually have to go to a regular Window's computer to get a boot disk made. I would really like to know the easiest way to do it on here, to get it on dvd or usb flash drive making it boot any system and also getting systems back to windows if need be. LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro New to LinuxQuestions.org? Been a long time member but never made a post? Introduce yourself here.LinuxQuestions.org Member Intro New to LinuxQuestions.org? Been a long time member but never made a post? Introduce yourself here. Im proud to be a part of this and anything I can provide help with, just let me know! All help I receive is greatly appreciated.
Windows lets you create a DOS boot disk, to boot into DOS. Linux does not use DOS like that. SO are you looking for a Linux or app that Linux can run to create a Windows DOS boot disk?
 
Old 12-07-2016, 09:03 PM   #12
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I also recommend

Unetbootin (my favorite)
https://unetbootin.github.io/

or

LinuxLive
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/


Regards.
 
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Old 12-07-2016, 09:06 PM   #13
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I also recommend

Unetbootin (my favorite)
https://unetbootin.github.io/

or

LinuxLive
http://www.linuxliveusb.com/


Regards.
Unetbootin has always worked successfully for me and like you it's my fav too.
 
  


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